Police boat makes first summer patrol of Arrow Lake Saturday

Police boat makes first summer patrol of Arrow Lake Saturday

Did you know that it’s a Criminal Code violation to pull a waterskier without a spotter in the boat? Or that driving a boat drunk will get you the same penalties as driving your car drunk?

The Kootenay Boundary Regional RCMP detachment is out on our waterways this summer – many boaters saw the police in their rigid-hull inflatable Kodiak on Arrow Lake last Saturday, July 18, in the first of what will be many sporadic patrols throughout the summer season.

Penticton RCMP needs public assistance in locating man with outstanding warrants

Jessy Arthur Michaud is wanted for outstanding warrants.

The Penticton RCMP is reaching out to the public to assist them in executing outstanding warrants for Jessy Arthur Michaud.

The 46-year-old Michaud has three outstanding warrants for his arrest since July 17, 2015.

Michau is a caucasian male, 5’9” tall, weighing 161 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Penticton RCMP considers Michaud to be violent, is known to possess weapons, and considered to be a risk to public safety, so if you see him, do not approach him, but immediately call 9-1-1.

South Okanagan RCMP on the lookout for armed robbery suspect

RCMP believe this man was involved in an armed robbery in Oliver. — Photo courtesy RCMP

RCMP in the South Okanagan are on the lookout for a suspect believed to be involved in an armed robbery Thursday (July 16) at 10:17 a.m. in Oliver.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dave Tyreman said police attended to a complaint of an armed robbery in the 6400 block of Park Drive.

"Officers attended and spoke to the business owner who advised that just shortly after 10 a.m. an unknown man entered the store and produced a weapon," Tyreman said.

Tyreman said information provided had the male departing in an older model GMC pick-up described as:

Judge reserves decision in assault trial of Nelson Police officer

The three-day trial of a Nelson Police officer concluded Friday.

BC Provincial Court Judge Richard Hewson reserved decision Friday in the assault trial of Nelson Police Department officer Const. Drew Turner.

Const. Turner is charge with assault following an incident on May 1, 2014, while off duty, allegedly punched Tawny Campbell in the face while the woman was handcuffed in a police vehicle.

Const. Turner came to the aid of a fellow officer who arrested Campbell for being intoxicated in a public place and breach of a previously court-ordered condition that she refrain from drinking alcohol.

Beasley Fire Department praised for quick response to early morning car fire

A Beasley man woke to a car on fire at the foot of the road on Highway 3A/6 Wednesday morning. — Photo courtesy Jamie Gavin

A Beasley man is crediting the quick response of the local volunteer fire department for preventing what could have been a catastrophic incident early Wednesday morning.

Jamie Gavin, of Beasley, woke to the sound of his dog barking at the back door of his house in the 4600 block of Beasley Road 1:40 a.m. Wednesday.

The family dog Boomer, was alarmed by a car fire at the foot of Beasley Road and Highway 3A/6, approximately 15 kilometers west of Nelson.

"Boomer woke us up about 1:40 last night barking at the back door to get in," Gavin explained.

Suspect Arrested in Serious Assault of Elderly Man

Suspect Arrested in Serious Assault of Elderly Man

A 23-year-old man is to appear in court September after Williams Lake RCMP attended to a serious assault of an elderly man found ying on the road bleeding profusely from his face.

The 70-year-old was found by police Wednesday (July 8) lying on the road.

Following a media release Thursday (July 9), RCMP received several tips regarding the incident.

These tips left to the arrest of a Williams Lake man.

We Are Greater Than Tar Sands

We Are Greater Than Tar Sands

Kootenay paddlers joined a call for action on climate change.  People are speaking out:  a flotilla of over 50 paddlers in 30 boats took to Kootenay Lake on Saturday July 4 to join in a national day of action for jobs, justice and climate action, sponsored by

IHIT identifies human remains found in Whistler

IHIT identifies human remains found in Whistler

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has now identified the human remains found in an industrial area on the outskirts of Whistler on June 17, 2015.

IHIT worked closely with the B.C. Coroner’s service in an attempt to positively identify the body and have now determined it is that of 19-year-old Jake Brian Kermond, an Australian visitor who had been staying in the Whistler area since March, 2015.

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